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ABC
Jan 25, 2013 2:35am EST
. >>> senator john kerry was on the hotseat during his confirmation hearing on capitol hill. president obama's pick for secretary of state answered questions for four hours. kerry says that u.s. foreign policy should be defined by helping hand, as well as by military strength. even with iran stopping its nuclear program, kerry said diplomacy is still an option. >> we will do what we must do to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, and i repeat here today, our policy is not containment. it is prevention. >> the senate foreign relations committee is expected to approve kerry's nomination early next week. the full senate could vote a few days after. >> which means he would take over for hillary clinton some time in early february. according to some analysts, there was no grand vision that he laid out during the four-hour hearing yesterday, but certainly with iran, with syria, with north korea, his plate, as they often are for secretaries of state, it will be more than full here. >> he certainly is a seasoned politician. and hillary clinton testified yesterday and gave her stamp of appro
ABC
Jan 25, 2013 6:00am EST
-capacity magazines. president obama says goodbye to his treasury secretary today. timothy geithner's last day on the job. he dealt with the bailout, financial regulation, a housing crisis, as well as other issues. the president called him one of the best treasury secretary's ever. the white house chief of staff jack lew was nominated to succeed him. >> the jury will check out a crime scene at a murder trial of former culpeper police officer. daniel harmon-wright is accused of shooting and killing patricia cook when he responded to a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot last february. he said that he shot an unarmed - -the woman was unarmed when she tried to drive off with part his arm trapped in her window, he said. jurorswitnesses say that they never saw his army trapped in the window. a deadly shooting case, police arrested two teenagers in the gang-related murder of marcus jones. he was gunned down as he left a birthday party in fort washington. tension was high all night between jones's gang called the danger boys and members of a rival gang called baby haiti. >> we need to do something ab
CSPAN
Jan 25, 2013 1:00am EST
obama's secretary of state choice. and leon panetta announced the ban lifted on women serving in combat. >> on the next "washington journal" biill kristol. then we look at the state of gay rights in the u.s. with kevin cathcart. and the ongoing affect the drought is having in the u.s.. less, your e-mails, phone calls, and tweets. >> personal finance started in the 1930s with sylvia order. -- porter. the 1930s are known for everything from the hard economic times and you see alcoholics anonymous to getting rich to various social activist movements. fascism and communism both have a huge appeal. sylvia porter developed personal finance. our goal is to educate people so that the great depression will never happen again. it is an idea that we can teach people the skills and that if we learn these skills, we would all be ok. >> the dark side of the personal finance world with helaine olen. like us on facebook. >> secretary of state nominee, john kerry, appeared before the senate foreign relations committee. during this three hour and 15 minute hearing, senator kerry spoke about this at amber
ABC
Jan 25, 2013 4:00am EST
. >>> the threat from north korea will soon be john kerry's headache. president obama's nominee for secretary of state, testified yesterday at a senate confirmation hearing on capitol hill. but he fielded more questions about iran's nuclear program and about syria and pakistan. kerry is expected to sail through the confirmation vote some time next week. >>> and gun control advocates are urging the public to get behind tough, new legislation, just unveiled yesterday. senator dianne feinstein introduced the law that would ban 157 types of assault weapons. the nra and their congressional allies are unlikely to approve them. >>> and the senate has some new rules this morning to curb filibusters, which are used to block bills and nominations. senators overwhelmingly approved the new rule, which reduce but don't eliminate the number of times a filibuster can be used by the minority party. in return, the majority will to allow two minority amendments to bills. >>> and rhode island statehouse, lawmakers applauded after passing a bill to allow gay marriages. rhode island is the only state in new engla
MSNBC
Jan 25, 2013 2:00pm PST
remarkable event. a joint sit down interview on 60 minutes this sunday with president obama. as secretary clinton transitions from public life to private life, anything she does will be studied for blues to her future and a potential presidential run. a joint appearance with the president can only add to the speculation. ed rendell is former goff of pennsylvania and msnbc analyst and marjorie margot lis is a professor at the university of pennsylvania. she's also -- her son, by the way, mark, is married to chelsea clinton. i don't know which one of you knows more about the clintons. i'm going to take a guess and go to marjorie. professor, don't laugh. i'm trying to figure this out. i thought secretary clinton was a smash hit this week and she was lucky -- >> she was magnificent. >> the jackals made her look even better. they may have gotten her passions up once or twice but didn't hurt her a bit. my sense is this, what do you make of the relationship between the president personified or pictured by the fact that i have never heard of a president of the united states sharing time on "60 mi
CNN
Jan 25, 2013 1:00pm PST
's relationship with president obama, as she gets ready to step down as secretary of state. >>> and new york city apartments get even tinier. could you live in a space smaller than some hotel rooms? i'm wolfe blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> some top republicans aren't mincing words about the parties' problems during their winter meeting in north carolina right now. one gop star is going so far to suggest that the party has been stupid. i asked the newly re-elected rnc chair about that and more. joining us now, the chair of the republican national committee. thank you for coming in. congratulations on getting re-elected. how do you feel about that? >> well, i feel great about it. but with a great opportunity, i think that comes incredible responsibility. >> i listened to bobby jindal, the louisiana governor, a republican, maybe someday a presidential candidate. he is mincing no words in criticizing the republican party. listen to this. >> we've got to stop being the stupid party. i'm serious. time for a new republican party that talks like adults, to articulate our plans and our visio
CNN
Jan 25, 2013 4:00pm EST
. >>> just days before hillary clinton steps down as secretary of state, she and president obama are doing something they have never done before, a joint tv interview. a brand new clip from their sit down with cbs' steve croft for "60 minutes" this sunday. >> why did you want to do this, a joint interview? >> the main thing, i wanted to have a chance to publicly say thank you. i think hillary will go down as one of the finest secretary of states we've had. it has been a great collaboration over the last four years. i'm going to miss her. wish she was sticking around. but she has logged in so many miles, i can't begrudge her wanting to take it easy a little bit. i want the country to appreciate just what an extraordinary role she's played during the course of my administration, and a lot of the successes we've had internationally have been because of her hard work. >> a few years ago, it would have been seen as improbable, because we had that very long, hard primary campaign. but, you know, i've gone around the world on behalf of the president and our country. and one of the things that i s
MSNBC
Jan 25, 2013 6:00am PST
obama and secretary clinton will be sitting down with steve kroft from "60 minutes." this is interesting, because it will be their first joint interview. it will air, of course, on sunday. of course, you can expect the two of them to get a range of questions, particularly about benghazi. and we also expect there to be some reflection about secretary clinton's tenure as secretary of state. of course, she's the most traveled secretary of state. so a lot to talk about during that interview. >> and, obviously, president obama, the first thing he did after being inaugurated was push forward the nominations for treasury and state. and obviously, john kerry had his first appearance before a senate panel yesterday, getting some tough questions about benghazi as hillary clinton did this week as well. >> reporter: he was, luke. and by all accounts, senator kerry's nomination is really expected to sail through. everyone expects him to be confirmed. but what happened yesterday is that he got some tough questions about secretary clinton's testimony a day earlier on benghazi. what the administration k
PBS
Jan 24, 2013 6:30pm PST
john kerry is president obama's choice for the next secretary of state. he has been quizzed by senators ahead of his recommendation. >> the issues like climate change and fighting disease are also priorities. he's expected to easily win approval for the job from the senate. to syria where authorities have called for a million-man prayer at mosques on friday in an effort to stem anti-regime demonstrations. >> the embattled president was also shown on state television praying with syria's spiritual leader to mark the birthday of the prophet mohammad. the fighting around damascus and other cities continues. a french woman who faced 60 years in a mexican jail on kidnapping charges is back in france. >> the 38-year-old was welcomed in paris by relatives and supporters. a mexican supreme court ruling on wednesday found that local police violated her human rights during their original investigation seven years ago when she was convicted and jailed for helping her husband run a kidnapping ring. the rhetoric from north korea is getting uglier. the country's military bowling to carry out more roc
ABC
Jan 25, 2013 5:00am EST
of the guard. today is tim geithner's final day as treasury secretary. meanwhile president obama wants former federal prosecutor mary joe white to head the sec. kia motors is putting 200 million to compensate owners admitting -- after admig theyovercompensated the gas mileage. boeing dreamliner is grafted. safety backups failed on one of the planes allowing a battery fire a japanese airline canceled hundreds of flights. and we are getting the first look at a much anticipated film with ashton kutcher as steve jobs. >> this is freedom to create and to do and to build as artist. >> reporter: it opens today at sundance film festival and april nationwide. >>> you're watching the station that works for you. now, good morning maryland. >>> today we will show you how the highway administration is working to keep you safe in the storm. >> and you will hear from the brothers harbaugh all week leading up to the superbowl. so what do mom and dad think about this brotherly matchup? hear from them this morning. >> and get ready to send the ravens off to the big easy. find out how to celebrate the tam's tri
FOX News
Jan 24, 2013 4:00pm PST
conducted the study based on department of defense data. >>> president obama's nominee for secretary of state, the massachusetts senator john kerry we want off script today during his confirmation hearing. his comments about senator john mccain's ordeal in vietnam that were not in senator kerry's prepared remarks, plus what made him cry today. and the kennedys like you've never seen them. newly uncovered family photos, including a seve from jackie o. that's still ahead. >> shepard: there is a new twist as fox reports in the murder case of the washington intern chandra levy more than ten years ago. her parents now tell fox news.com about new secret meetings surrounding the case. they say that lawyers on both sides mettles twice since december to discuss the testimony of one witness. remember channel chan's case made headlines because of her reported affair with gary condit. but a court ultimately convicted this illegal immigrant linked to a string of assaults at rock creek park where a dog walker discovered her body nearly a year after she disappeared. her parents say they do not know
ABC
Jan 25, 2013 2:35am EST
. tim geithner, president obama called him one of the best u.s. treasury secretaries ever for restoring the american financial system after the banking meltdown. jack lew has been tapped to replace him. no date yet on his confirmation hearings. >>> with 12 million americans out of work, the number of americans filing for unemployment benefits is at a five-year low. 330,000 people filed last week. that's the lowest number since the beginning of the recession back in december of 2007. >>> as new jersey's governor gears up for his re-election campaign, he's getting fund-raising help from mark zuckerberg. he's hosting a $3,800 per person event for christie at his california home next month. they worked together before on education issues. zuckerberg, as you may remember, donated $100 million to newark, new jersey schools three years ago. >> be careful, mark, getting involved in politics. different world. >>> a once vacant south florida mansion now has a squatter living in luxury, scot-free. a 23-year-old man from brazil quietly moved into this mansion about a month ago. the $2.5 million pro
CSPAN
Jan 25, 2013 9:00am EST
service and for the past four years, secretary clinton has served as president obama's secretary of state. she will soon move on to the next chapter in her distinguished career. madam secretary, without objection or false statement will be made a part of the record and all members will have five minutes to submit statements and questions for the record subject to the limitations of the committee for rules. madam secretary, please begin. >> thank you very much mr. chairman. thank you and the ranking member and members of the committee both of long standing tenured and browned new members and i appreciate your patience for me to be able to come fulfill my commitment to you actually to the former chairwoman but i would be here to discuss the attack in benghazi. i appreciate this opportunity and i will submit my full testimony for the record. i want to make a few points. the attacks in benghazi but claimed the lives of the brave americans, chris stevens, john smith, ty roane and glen dorcy are part of a broader strategic challenge to the united states and our partners in north africa. i think
PBS
Jan 24, 2013 5:30pm PST
stories. now, back to gwen. >> ifill: president obama's nominee for secretary of state - - senator john kerry -- took the first step toward senate confirmation today. newshour congressional correspondent kwame holman reports. >> reporter: for john kerry, it was a day long in coming. the diplomat's son, veteran senator, and former democratic presidential nominee has been considered a potential secretary of state for years. >> you've almost lived your entire life for this moment. >> reporter: indeed, kerry first appeared before the senate foreign relations committee in 1971, as a vietnam veteran challenging senators over the war. >> we cannot fight communism all over the world and i think we should have learnt that lesson by now. >> reporter: now, the massachusetts democrat chairs the committee, and he warned today that the u.s. must put its fiscal house in order, to lead in the age of an emerging china and the arab awakening. >> it is urgent that we show people in the rest of the world that we can get our business done in an effective and timely way. every day that goes by where america
CW
Jan 24, 2013 9:00pm CST
. president obama nominated john kerry after secretary of state after hillary clinton announced that she was leaving the states. the state is in a world of hurt i think some people are going to have trouble getting that necessary support to run. one of the opponents already mentioned that he is running. he says he's confident that he did nothing wrong subway taking action after being sued over a foot long sandwiches and a warning about a health app that is supposed to help diagnose a form of cancer. targeting the cause of cancer spread in the body it can erupt in areas separate from the initial diagnosis is the leading cause of cancer deaths now the journal of cancer reports that doctors can decrease scarring in the body and ultimately protect against the spread of breast cancer researchers say their findings also apply to other disorders. women have caught up to men when it comes to cancer a statistic shows that while long cancer rates for men have held steady more women are smoking in starting younkers sold more wong cancer rates for women are on the rise. the threat of death is 25% hi
CBS
Jan 25, 2013 6:30pm EST
. and i worked very hard but i lost and then president obama asked me to be secretary of state and i said yes and why did he ask me and why did i say yes? because we both love our country. >> pelley: steve also asked whether this joint interview was an endorsement. you'll hear that and the rest of the president and the secretary this sunday on "60 minutes". the dual interview was so unusual we just had to bring in bob schieffer, our chief washington correspondent and anchor of "face the nation." bob, what do you think? >> schieffer: well (laughs) other than to take the president at his word, anything i would offer as to why they decided to do this would be just pure speculation. but it's very unusual for the president, any president, to say i want to do an interview but i want to bring a friend. i'm sure steve must have been surprised. presidents generally don't want to share the spotlight with anybody. but the president, you heard him, said he wanted to say thanks, that's sort of sweet. secretary clinton said it showed a nice thing about democracy, that was kind of nice. it's bound, thou
CBS
Jan 25, 2013 7:00am PST
" will have the first ever interview with president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton this sunday night. >> secretary clinton is preparing to return to private life as she leaves her post next week, but not without facing new speculation about her spectacle. on wednesday during her testimony to congress you might have noticed she was wearing special glasses. they have tiny vertical lines on the lenses. a spokesman tells "new york magazine" that clinton will be wearing these glasses instead of her contacts for a period of time because of lingering issues stemming from her concussion last month. he says that secretary clinton is able to see just fine. >>> facebook founder mark zuckerberg has friended new jersey governor chris christie again. he's hosting a fund-raiser for christie at his california home next month. zuckerberg and christie first teamed up when zuckerberg pledged $100 million for new jersey's public schools. >>> a movie about another young entrepreneur apple co-founder steve jobs is causing a stir. a clip from the film has been released. it shows
ABC
Jan 25, 2013 2:40am PST
. president obama's nominee for secretary of state testified yesterday at a senate confirmation hearing on capitol hill but fielded more questions about iran's nuclear program, saying the u.s. must prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear bomb. kerry is expected to be easily confirmed for the job, and possibly start early next month. >>> the murder mystery of washington intern chandra levy captivated the nation during the summer of 2001. she had an affair with congressman gary condit and then murdered. a man named ingmar guandique was convicted in a case based largely on circumstantial evidence and witness testimony. but recently, two secret hearings have been held which are raising questions about the conviction. her parents say they just want justice. >> he's just a criminal, so he shouldn't go free. but if he's innocent of murder, he shouldn't be in jail for it. >> guandique's appeal has been put on hold while the new development in the case is addressed. he is due in court next month. >> two points on this. one, it's funny. this was the story that riveted the nation months before 9/11.
FOX Business
Jan 24, 2013 7:00pm EST
-gun. this is now coming to be known as the obama great gun grab. fox news national security analyst k.t. mcfarland, former state department director, will be here to discuss john kerry's appointment to the secretary of state and what he means to obama foreign policy. we will be talking to a man who put the fate of the keystone pipeline and the fate of the president's hands. we have dave heineman with his approval to give president obama a second chance. we begin with the obama party is campaign to ban assault weapons. they not only want to ban assault weapons but certain handouts. for more on what the democrats are trying to do to our second amendment rights, we bring in shannon bream. reporter: senator dianne feinstein acknowledges that it will be an uphill battle. this new measure would ban the sale and manufacture and transfer and importation of 157 specific garments, along with a broader group of other guns that will meet at a lower threshold for being classified as an assault weapon is the sale and transfer and gifting of anything classified as an assault weapon. >> no weapon is taken from an
CNN
Jan 25, 2013 6:00am PST
president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton will appear in an interview together. it will air this sunday on cbs's "60 minutes." clinton is expected to leave her role as secretary of state as soon as john kerry is confirmed, possibly next week. cbs also points out this is the first interview obama has done with someone other than his wife. >>> tomorrow thousands of people are expected to march silently on washington in support of gun control. the event will include residents from newtown as well as pastors, doctors, lawmakers and victims of other mass shootings. they're asking congress to ban military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines and require background checks. speaking at the event is actress and activist kathleen turner and of course you remember her from those great films "body heat" and "romancing the stone." >> what went wrong? i'll tell you what went wrong. [ screaming ]. >> first of all, guess who else is here? you're dead right, solo. >> what? >> secondly, you've got yourself a partner who likes shooting holes in everything. >> a minimum price for
CBS
Jan 24, 2013 11:00pm EST
targeted the u.n. and the world trade center. >>> and president obama taps senator john kerry to succeed hillary clinton as secretary of state. kerry is the outgoing chairman of the very committee he's testifying before and he's expected to sail through the process. >>> even john kerry might have a hard time making this town diplomatic. bottom line, we want to you meet a dog that earlier tonight peaked on our photographer. that is the bad news. >> oh, but there's good news. the dog probably saved the life of her housemate waking up her before she died of carbon monoxide poisoning. our gary nurenberg came back with dry shoes. >> reporter: kayla, eight years old, still moves like the devil but is described by christie williamson as -- >> part boston terrier, part angel. >> reporter: a neighbor left a car running for hours, filling her home with carbon monoxide. >> this is my baby girl, and she knew something was wrong. and she was trying to tell her mommy to wake up when she -- weren't you, baby. she saved my life and probably the life of many other people in my condo complex. >> reporter:
CNN
Jan 24, 2013 4:00pm PST
be a sweep, 97%. that's a democratic company. there are even rumors that schmidt might join obama's cabinet as treasury secretary, which added to the commonly held belief that rich tech guys are all liberals. rich california guys, a bunch of liberals. but you know what, times appear to be a-changing. facebook founder mark zuckerberg is hosting his first political fund-raiser for -- [ drumroll ] -- republican new jersey governor, chris christie. i mean, look at that pair. made in heaven. buzz feed reporter broke the story and joe lockhart joins me, a former bush secretary and former vp of facebook, knows all sides of this. mckay, your reporting, what brought this marriage about? >> well, you know, they met in 2010, chris christie and mark zuckerberg, when zuckerberg donated $100 million to newark's school system. and they've kind of worked together on education reform since then. and that's kind of the issue that brought them together, but it's interesting, the facebook spokesperson that i talked to says that mark doesn't just support his efforts on education reform, he supports him on a bro
Current
Jan 25, 2013 3:00am PST
will sit down with president obama and outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton for a joint interview at the whitehouse today. this is president obama's first joint interview with anyone other than the first lady. that interview will air this sunday. americans still saying keep your hands off of my government healthcare. a new bowl from the kaiser foundition, robert wood foundation and harvard school of public health says 58% people don't want to see cuts to medicare: one harvard processor saying they will cut 8 to 10 cabinet positions before taking money out of medicare. when lawmakers started talking about specifics like raising the eligibility age or means testing said you can expectling backlash. as for the affordable care act, 55% of people say they want their sometime set up the exchanges a prior to this year. up to 133% of the poverty level to help people pale pay for health insurance. back after the break. stay with us stay with us. [ music ] >> it doesn't anymore real than this. >> current's award winning original series is back with an all-new ep
CBS
Jan 25, 2013 12:00pm EST
treasury secretary. the press is standing by waiting for president obama to make an appearance and to officially announce the new selection. so we will go back to that when the president enters. >>> let's take a bump. snow is on the way. how much is expected, the full forecast in just a moment. >>> starting in mountain airy and lovettsville, the cacoctin mountains over the next hour. j.c., back to you. >>> there's the president. let's go to the white house. >> thank you, everybody. please, everybody have a seat. good afternoon. welcome to the announcement of one of the worst kept secrets in washington. as president i rely on an extraordinary team of men and women here at the white house every single day. and i rely on my chief of staff to keep up with them and our entire government making sure we're all moving in the same direction. making sure that my priorities are being carried out and policies are consistent with commitments i made to the american people and we're delivering progress to the american people. as i said earlier this month, i could not be more grateful to jack
CSPAN
Jan 25, 2013 7:00am EST
obama won the election and is entitled to have john kerry as secretary of defense. we're not making a fuss about that at all. -- secretary of state, rather. chuck hagel is not in the mainstream. i agree with john kerry that chuck hagel was a strong, patriotic former senator, reason to become secretary of defense. his defense of him was pretty lame. he could not say that chuck hagel was a leader in the senate. is a hagel distillation? -- where is a hagel legislation? chuck hagel has no noble speeches or doctrines or ideas associated with him. except he was one of two senators to vote against iran sanctions, to not have the iranian revolutionary guard designated as a terrorist hezbollahon or four to be designated a terrorist organization. and has accused people of being a jewish lobby. i think he's not a good candidate. is not a very distinguished candidates for secretary of defense. he is not of the stature of leon panetta or bob gates or dick cheney or any of the people will ever been secretary of defense over the years. many of them are democrats. there are people in the democratic
FOX Business
Jan 25, 2013 1:00pm EST
: president obama called tim geithner one of the best u.s. treasury secretaries ever after four longs years and countless financial crises he is calling it quits. his tenure has been controversial. was he a better friend to big banks or the average joe? on his last day, jon hilsenrath, tim geithner's last day, he is "wall street journal" chief economics correspondent. he joins me with a report card. what grade are you giving him? >> let's go subject by subject. melissa: that is better idea. >> the good grades first or the bad grades? melissa: let's start with the bank bailout. that is the thing he is the most remembered for. what grade would you give him for? >> that is where i'm going to give him a good grade. this is the part of the crisis response perhaps most controversial. so many people say it was a bad thing to do. i give him an a. our financial system was on the brink of collapse. melissa: i think you give him an a minus? is there a little grade inflation here in the middle of the segment? >> i will give him a. the minus was took some of that money and lost it bailing out gm. if you
CSPAN
Jan 25, 2013 12:00pm EST
in introducing president obama's nominee to be the next secretary of state. i was very honored when john asked me to take part in this because john is the right choice . carrying forward the obama administration foreign-policy, and i urge his speedy confirmation. as we have heard from both the chairman and the ranking member and just now, senator warren, he will bring a record of and service that is exemplary. he has a few of the world that he has acted on first as the youngest, returning veterans from vietnam who appeared before this committee through the time that he served with such distinction as its chairman. he has been avow department this administration and to me personally. he has fought for our diplomats and development experts. he understands the value of investing in america's global lead. and as we work to implement the accountability review board recommendations, he is committed to doing whatever it takes to prevent another attack and protect our people in posts around the world. now, working together, we have achieved a great deal, but the state department and usaid have a lot of u
CNN
Jan 25, 2013 11:00am PST
mind. now, mcdonough will replace jack lew, the obama nominee for treasury secretary. hours ago, the president heaped praise on mcdonough over and over, even told a few jokes during this announcement. >> now, don't get me wrong, denis can be tough. it probably comes from being one of 11 children. you've got to be tough. two of his sisters are here today, by the way, mary and anna and i know they -- they're beaming. they could not be more proud of their brother. maybe it comes from his college football days as defensive back under the legendary john gallardi. i always teased denis that, you know, he made up for modest talents with extraordinary dedication and a high threshold for pain. >> they seem loose and comfortable, jokes and smiles there. candy crowley joins us from washington. candy, it is very clear the president chose someone with whom he has a close relationship. question is, the other people who work in the west wing and in the white house, how are they reacting to the mcdonough choice? >> they like him. he's a popular guy in the west wing. i think jessica yellin noted
CNN
Jan 25, 2013 2:00pm EST
system was on the verge of imploding. president obama calls geithner one of the best treasury secretaries in u.s. history. >>> get a college degree without ever going to class. it is possible. it is a new program at the university of wisconsin that offers online tests based solely on what you know. if you pass, you got a bachelor's degree. alison kosik is at the new york stock exchange. alison, i have not heard of this type of program before. is it the first of its kind? >> reporter: it is. it almost sounds like a dream. this is going to start in the fall at the university of michigan. what it is is a response to, you know, a lot of new education options that are out there online and many of them are free, but, you go and take a course in history at one place, another one on writing and spanish at other places, what do you do with all the classes, especially since a lot of the other universities online they don't offer degrees. under this wisconsin university flexible option program, what students can do is earn a degree by passing a series of tests without ever stepping foot on the campu
MSNBC
Jan 25, 2013 7:00am PST
fire right next to him. secretary of state hillary clinton had heavy eyelids during president obama's myanmar speech and john mccain snuck in a couple of winks during george w. bush's state of the union in 2007. a sleepless night is getting more common. a full 30% of civilian workers get less than six hours of sleep, says the cdc. the night shift is the worst. for instance, 70% of night shift workers and transportation and warehousing are sleep deprived. the best sleep? the finance industry along with educators at 27%. they don't take their laptops and phones to bed. the glow can simulate daylight and simulate sleep. with the 24-hour global economy it's tough to get unplugged. so businesses like pod time are seeing orders rise for stacked sleeping pods, stereos that help you get in the mood and racks for bedtime reading torl put away your laptop as well. insomniac classes are on the increase as well. late night yoga and meditation and they say bring your pajamas. and sleeping pill ads are everywhere. americans are doing just about anything and anywhere to grab some zs. and in fact,
MSNBC
Jan 25, 2013 8:00am PST
obama will appear jointly with outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton for an interview this sunday on "60 minutes." now in the next 60 minutes, the president is expected to formally name his pick for his next chief of staff. dennis mcdonough, the president's current deputy national security adviser. a lot to get to this friday. we'll dig in and say good morning to today's political power panel from the white house, nbc news correspondent kristen welker, perry bacon, also political editor of the grio. cnbc contributor and b.e.t. columnist keith boykin and msnbc contributor robert, former senior adviser to president bush and assistant dean at georgetown university. all right, gang. we are all together and a lot to talk about. first thing i want to get to is about the vice president's push to get on the road and talk about gun control. each one of us needs to speck up and demand action. doesn't matter whether you live in a big city or a small town like newtown, connecticut. when our fellow americans are victims of senseless violence, we all pull together as one american family. keith,
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's nominee for treasury secretary. mcdonough has been advising president obama on foreign policy for nearly a decade and has played a key role in all the president's major national security decisions, including the end of the iraq war, the repeal of don't ask, don't tell, and the withdrawal from afghanistan. an official announcement is expected in about an hour. >>> the president's former challenger mitt romney will be in town today for a rare appearance. he's attending a luncheon hosted by philanthropist kathleen reynolds and bill marriott jr. at the marriott hotel downtown. marriott jr. has rejoined the board of directors after leaving in 2011 to run for the white house. he chose not to attend the inauguration monday, the first nominee to do so since michael dukakis back in 1989. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein is here with a look at the forecast. >>> normally, it's boring and drab and gray in the winter. when it snows, everything turns bright and beautiful. this is a photograph i took yesterday afternoon. we talk about the hazards of the snow, but so much beauty associated with it
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